December is often a month full of holiday plans and parties. For those with birthdays in December, it can often feel like it is overlooked, forgotten, or a last-minute thought. Let us help you unwrap everything you need to know about December birthstone jewelry!
Cherish your December-born loved one by showing them your forethought and intention by selecting an enchanting December birthstone jewelry piece. As they unwrap their gift, they will not only be stunned by the beauty of the gemstone but also by the way you made them feel extra special during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
What Is December’s Birthstone?
December gives the option of three different birthstones to choose from. Turquoise birthstone jewelry is the most commonly known December birthstone. Turquoise boasts stunning color and versatile wearability, making it a must-have in anyone’s jewelry collection.
Blue zircon is a second choice for December birthstone jewelry. Although zircon is not as common of a gem found in jewelry in recent years, it’s still a bold and beautiful option for someone celebrating a birthday in December.
Tanzanite is the third December birthstone. This gorgeous stone was added to the birthstone list in 1952. With its deep blue tones, Tanzanite is a wonderful choice when considering December birthstone jewelry.
December Birthstone: Turquoise
Most people are familiar with turquoise. Turquoise has been a cherished stone throughout the world for thousands of years. It was very common for pharaohs and other rulers of ancient Egypt to wear turquoise birthstone jewelry. King Tut himself was found with turquoise birthstone jewelry at his burial site! Additionally, Chinese artists carved this stone into masterpieces more than 3,000 years ago.
Turquoise is found in:
- New Mexico
Turquoise birthstone jewelry can be semi-translucent to opaque and ranges from blue to green. One of the most unique and gorgeous aspects of turquoise is that it typically has veins of a matrix, which are remnants of the rock where it was formed in.
Each piece of turquoise birthstone jewelry is so unique, making it a great selection for that special person in your life.
December Birthstone: Blue Zircon
Zircon is not a gemstone that many are familiar with. It often gets confused with synthetic cubic zirconia because of the similar name and the fact that both are used as diamond alternatives. Zircon is a naturally occurring gemstone that ranges in colors from red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown. However, blue zircon occurs through heat treating the gem.
This dynamic December birthstone is the oldest mineral on Earth, giving us insight into how the planet was formed.
Zircon is frequently mined in Australia but is also found in:
- Sri Lanka
- United States
December Birthstone: Tanzanite
Tanzanite is named after the only place it is found on Earth, Tanzania! Tanzanite is found in a small area near Mount Kilimanjaro and is fairly rare. Tanzanite comes in a variety of exquisite blue-purple colors and is from the mineral zoisite. Giving a gift of a Tanzanite necklace is truly a rare treasure.
Most of the Tanzanite December birthstone jewelry found today is heat treated to minimize the natural brown colors and to enhance the blue shades, which are very similar to sapphire. This precious stone can be prone to scratching and is best for earrings and pendants.
December Birthstone Symbolism
- Turquoise – loyalty, great love, health, good fortune, peace
- Blue zircon – chastity, virtuousness, trustworthiness
- Tanzanite – heart, intellect, intuition, purity
Selecting Turquoise Birthstone Jewelry
Turquoise birthstone jewelry is an excellent choice for jewelry due to its versatility and beauty. Have your pick of turquoise earrings, necklaces, or bracelets from our selection of December birthstone jewelry.
Perhaps the December-born woman in your life is an earring lover. You truly can’t go wrong with IPPOLITA's rock candy earrings as a turquoise birthstone jewelry gift. For a dramatic evening look at your next gala event, she may love Marco Bicego's turquoise and gemstone drop earrings. We at Fink’s Jewelers are turquoise birthstone jewelry experts and would love to help you find your perfect birthstone jewelry gift!
Turquoise birthstone rings are ideal for the funky artist in your life. Help her express her style and individuality by giving a gift of an oval turquoise ring. This turquoise birthstone jewelry will make a statement on any finger!
Turquoise pendants are a favorite of ours, especially with the addition of some dazzling diamonds! This sterling silver turquoise pendant with diamonds is an excellent choice to celebrate the December-born in your life.
Selecting Zircon Birthstone Jewelry
Let a piece of zircon birthstone jewelry impress you with its deep blue color and the unique way it catches the light. Our Sabel collection’s radiant cut blue zircon and diamond pendant will leave the recipient breathless as you drape this beauty around her neck.
Selecting Tanzanite Birthstone Jewelry
If your lady is a lover of jewelry and layering many pieces, our round Tanzanite stud earrings are a perfect option to include a pop of color on her ears. These earrings would also pair perfectly with our Sable collection’s round Tanzanite and diamond halo pendant necklace.
From our Sabel collection’s pear shape Tanzanite and diamond pendant to our 14K yellow gold oval Tanzanite and diamond drop earrings, we have an incredible selection of December birthstone jewelry for you to choose from.
December Birthstone Jewelry for Men
Let’s not forget that December birthstone jewelry is not just for women. Celebrate the man in your life with a classy men’s birthstone jewelry piece from Fink’s Jewelers. They are sure to be surprised and delighted by such a thoughtful gift.
Take your pick of a classic men’s turquoise beaded bracelet, or for a pop of color, perhaps a bracelet with Heishi turquoise beads is more his style. If jewelry isn’t your December-man’s thing, you cannot go wrong with a functional and versatile turquoise pocket knife.
The possibilities are endless with the December birthstone jewelry selection at Fink’s Jewelers. Adore the December-born person in your life with a thoughtful and lasting gift of birthstone jewelry!